Annnnd in this corner of the World, weighing in at just under a pound, is the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger! Not only is this charger waterproof, it is also solar and wireless. It is the size of a smartphone in a rugged case. Let’s get into the details about the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger.
As this is a charger, we wanted to know how long it takes to charge the battery. To fully charge the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger powerbank, it can be hooked up to a power source and charged. This can take anywhere from 6-12 hours. Using a 2 amps or higher source, the powerbank will charge in approximately 6 hours. To charge the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger via solar power, 5 hours of direct sunlight will provide enough power to charge a smartphone to about 30%. We suggest attaching the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger to the outside of your backpack or tree when utilizing it in the backcountry.
When the powerbank is completely charged, the four LED lights at the bottom of the powerbank will illuminate. When the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger is charging via solar power, a bright green light by the connection ports will light up so you know it is actively charging.
I set the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger on a window seal in our house to first test out the solar charging. I wanted to see how it would work under dim light and it started charging right away! I am hopeful that it will then charge during early morning and dusk hours when the light isn’t as intense. We have tested solar powered chargers before and some have been very creative in their design, flipping open, thin as paper, 3 feet long… I appreciate the straight forward design of the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger. You don’t need to make sure it is rolled back up or reassembled. You simply throw it into your bag or cargo pocket and head out.
When the powerbank is fully charged, the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger’s battery life is tested at 36 hours.
Charge Your Devices
The ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger has only one charging port. However, it has three output charging stations for multiple devices. You can charge multiple devices at once on the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger. If you are doing so, the charging is a bit slower but it gets the job done. The ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger is proving to be a great asset for backpacker and outdoor enthusiast as well!
I mentioned above the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger is wireless and it is! A wireless charger that is. This requires a QI enabled smartphone. After placing your smartphone on the back of the powerbank, simply turn on the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger. Be sure to line up your smartphone with the QI icon for the best charge. It is compatible with iPhone and Android devices.
Curious about the level of charge the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger has? Simply press the power button once and the LEDs will light up to indicate the charge level. This feature provides extra peace of mind for me because I am always convinced our batteries are dead.
Honestly, I would have loved to have this on my last trip to Italy. I hated carrying around an adaptor for power so I could keep my devices charged. This would have made life much easier on that trip!
2 fast presses of the power button (found on the side of the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger) will power on the flashlight. This flashlight is no joke. It is extremely bright will light up any path in the dark.
The ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger can be purchased on the Tough Tested website and select models can be found on Amazon.com. It retails for $59.99. We recommend the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger for anyone who is ready for the outdoors. I could see this charger being a great gift for a hunter, hiker, camper and Eagle Scout.
Check out Practical Travel Gear’s additional reviews of solar batteries and powerbanks HERE.